Since the 2000 elections, Florida has been a
hot bed for Bush and his cronies. Gore won the popular vote
(flat out, no questions asked). A recount was conducted and
run by Florida’s attorney general, a women with close
ties to the Bush family.
Many counties did not recount, and overseas ballots were accepted
after the election—violating Florida law—and the
entire mess ended up in a 5-4 vote of the Supreme Court declaring
Bush the winner. Make no mistake about it, this president was
not elected. He was selected.
Florida Governor Jeb Bush, brother of President Bush, claimed
to have recused himself from the process, but news reports
later revealed he had illegally dumped more than 65,000 registered
voters from the voting rolls, mostly in democratic precincts.
Public records prompted accusations of rampant voter fraud
throughout the state and later, telephone records from the
office implied possible ballot box stuffing.
It’s already sad in this country that the candidate with
the most money usually gets elected to office. The process becomes
a joke when, you can’t buy the office, you can have your
brother to steal it for you!
In grand Bush fashion, the United States went to war with Iraq
after the Administration sold the idea that Iraq possessed
weapons of mass destruction and was an “imminent” threat
to our national security.
The word “imminent” is
defined as impending or about to immediately occur.
However, abundant evidence has shown that the threat, if there
was one, was not imminent. Nor was there any proof Iraq was
connected to terrorist organizations such as Al-Queda. Recent
reveals Saddam Hussein offered peace long before Bush invaded
his country. Was the invasion an attempt to distract from Bush’s
failure to capture Osama Bin Laden? Maybe Bush meant imminent
threat as: “we think they might do bad things and they
had bad weapons, once, so we must attack!” We now know
these weapons don’t exist.
During this entire song and dance, protestors in our country
and around the world took to the streets, and Bush was right
there to stop them. In Hawai‘i, anti-strike members of
the community have been prevented from attending “public” meetings
and were arrested.
Recently, during Bush’s Atlanta trip to commemorate the
75th birthday of Rev. Martin Luther King, Bush ordered a line
of buses to park in front of 400 protestors so they would have
no visual contact with him. He didn’t want to see them;
he didn’t want them to see him. More importantly, he didn’t
want cameras to broadcast these images of dissent for the world
In November 2003, protestors gathered in Miami to protest the
Free Trade Area of the Americas—a trade agreement including
34 countries. About 8,000 protestors gathered outside the hotel
where meetings were to take place. They were met by 2,500 armed
police and troops, fire trucks equipped with water cannons, and
100 “foot soldiers” with stun guns and rifles.
If all this wasn’t enough to strip citizens of their
right to assemble, according to Jim Hightower (The Lowdown,
2003), Bush paid for it by ripping off $8.5 million dollars
from the $87 billion Congress signed away to Iraq.
So he stole money and used it to pay for an elaborate show
of force against American citizens in Miami. How Miami protestors
became a part of the national security budget is mind boggling.
The Miami City Council hastily passed a number of city ordinances
that required permits for any gathering of six or more people
for longer than a period of 26 minutes. The comical and unconstitutional
ordinances were passed under a shroud of darkness at the last
minute to prevent any court injunctions.
The Miami Herald reported that women, children, and elderly
protestors were shot at and hit by rubber bullets discharged
by police at random. It was an all-out
assault on protestors from every angle. Tear-gas, pepper-spray, rubber bullets,
and high-powered water canons dispersed the crowd, many of whom were senior
AFL-CIO Trade Union members, and prevented any protest from
This type of militant attack against citizens of our own country
is absolutely appalling, shameful, and illegal. Bush and his
tyrannical cronies involved
us in an unjust and illegal war in Iraq to free it from the tyranny of an evil
In our own country, they are slowly chipping away at our rights. Civil rights,
women’s rights, constitutional rights, and court mandates are being overturned
It is time to see this administration for the arrogant corporation
that it is. Get involved. Register to vote. Vote. If we
allow this to continue, we
let tyranny ring!